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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-918160-1
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 234 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-918161-8
    • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 234 pages
  • Keywords
    • YA fantasy novel,
    • dragons,
    • fantasy fiction,
    • bullying,
    • self-acceptance,
    • magical creatures,
    • family and friendship

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Darragh: Dragon
by Arden Erimitis

Everything within her quarreled over whether she wanted to be more gnome than dragon, or more dragon than gnome. ----- Quiet and curious, Dragon Gaelen isn’t a typical dragon. For one, she was raised by gnomes. Having lost everything before she was hatched, Dragon knows very little about her origin. Growing up among the cob and wood houses of peaceful Gnome Colony, she’s always felt accepted and loved—but never quite like she belonged. When her adoptive family enrolls her in the impressive Breezemaple Academy, Dragon believes it holds the key to the missing pieces of her past. Surrounded by students and teachers from all across the enchanted land of Darragh, she hopes she’ll finally stop feeling like an outsider. However, Breezemaple isn’t at all what she expects. On her first day, she feels lost, overwhelmed, and betrayed. She believed meeting other dragons would help her find herself. Instead, she finds herself more lost than found, and the target of their jokes—teased for her difference and never embraced as one of their own. Filled with shame and self-loathing, Dragon must choose to stay silent and bury her past—or find her voice among the pain. A powerful story about being true to ourselves, Dragon takes us on a journey of self-acceptance—illustrating how the choices we make impact the magic we wield.

Arden Erimitis is an author, poet, and mixed-media artist who lives in Kansas with her daughter. Having worked in the field of youth advocacy for more than thirteen years before becoming a published author, Arden dedicates her energy to encouraging others to build their connection to their voice, personal strengths, and potential to make a positive difference in the world. Arden loves sharing her magical imagination with her community of supporters and continuously enjoys playing in and exploring the world of creativity and wonder. Connect with her on Facebook at @AErimitis and Instagram at @arden_erimitis_author.


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